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AANE Event List

AANE - Asperger SyndromeListed below, in chronological order, are upcoming events sponsored by AANE. Please contact AANE if you have any questions about these events.

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Advance registration with payment is required for all programs in order for your registration to be confirmed. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited seating. After the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the program is still being held and if space is available. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. If you register for a workshop and are a no-show, there are no refunds nor credits given to attend another workshop.

Webinar Catalog
Online learning is now available! In addition to the programs listed below, we now offer online learning via webinars, which are accessible using your computer or telephone. Online registration only.

On-Demand Training
Now you can watch recordings of our presentations at your convenience 24/7. Online registration only.

Adult Social Events
A list of events and groups exclusively for post high school-aged adults.

Upcoming AANE Events

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - TeensParent/Student College Planning Consultation for Students with Asperger's / Autism Spectrum with Dr. Jane Thierfield Brown

Dates: August 22, September 30, or October 24, 2016 (all dates via Skype or In Person)
Location: AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA
Fee: $175 per hour-long session; limited slots available

Students with ASD often have unique needs for support in areas that colleges are not mandated to provide. In-depth understanding of a student's strengths and challenges and an institution's ability to support them is essential in facilitating a successful experience. Dr. Jane Thierfield Brown has over 35 years of experience in disability service provision in a variety of college environments, including 4 year, public, private and professional institutions of higher education as well as 2-year community colleges and technical schools.

As a long-time member of state and national professional organizations, Jane has links to colleges and programs throughout the country. She will help you locate an appropriate college setting for your son or daughter with ASD by supporting students and families through the application and admission process:

  • Assessing services and accommodations needed by the student and determining a college's ability to provide needed services
  • Serving as a liaison with the Disability Services office
  • Reviewing students' past and current documentation
  • Critiquing college essays
  • Assisting with application process

Remember, parents and teens must be present in the session together. To reserve an appointment, go to https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=11632699&calendarID=267772. If you have questions contact Brenda Dater at or 617-393-3824 x22.

Events - AdultsKnow Yourself - The Key to a Better Life
The Jody Acford Spirit Conference 2016

Annual Conference for Neurodivergent* Adults
(*Those with Asperger Syndrome and related Autism Profiles)

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Springfield College, Brennan Center, 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA
Keynote Speaker: Lydia X. Z. Brown
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Events - AdultsDiscovering Your We. Recovering your You.
Dynamic Relationship Skill-Building Workshops for Neurodiverse Couples

Dates: September 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th, 2016 (click date numbers to register)
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location (9/17-18): Spectrum Services, 303 Fifth Avenue #1003, New York, NY
Location (9/24-25): CouplesDynamix Coaching, 10 Chestnut Street, Suites 1 & 2, Needham, MA
Presenters: Grace Myhill, MSW and Carol Feldman Bass, JD

As couples coaches, Grace and Carol understand that intimate relationships can be hard, but they are especially challenging when partners have different perspectives, communication techniques, approaches, and skill sets. CouplesDynamix Workshops are specifically designed for neurodiverse couples in which one partner is neurotypical and the other has Asperger's, Asperger traits, social anxiety, non-verbal learning disorder, or other social awkwardness. The workshops address their unique and complicated communication and relationship struggles, paying close attention to the perspectives, viewpoints, and capabilities of both partners.

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenSupport/Discussion Group for Parents of Boys (ages 9-14)

Dates: 4th Monday each month starting September 26, 2016 - 8 sessions total
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA
Cost: $120 for the first family member; $60 for one additional family member (same address)
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Events - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenSupport/Discussion Group for Parents of Girls (ages 9-14)

Dates: 4th Tuesday each month starting September 27, 2016 - 8 sessions total
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA
Cost: $120 for the first family member; $60 for one additional family member (same address)
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Events - Parents of AdultsEvents - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenRaising Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

Dates: Three sessions: September 29, October 19, and December 7, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA
Cost: $110 per couple
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Events - EveryoneThe Daniel W. Rosenn Annual AANE Connections Conference

Date: Monday, October 10th, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Cost: $90-145 per person
Presenter: Professor Tony Attwood
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